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Fri, Sep 06

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East Gwillimbury

Illumination: An Evening of Music

Join us for Illumination: An Evening of Music, the 192nd installment of this time-honoured tradition at the Sharon Temple on Friday, September 6th, from 5:00 to 9:30pm.

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Illumination: An Evening of Music
Illumination: An Evening of Music

Time & Location

Sep 06, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

East Gwillimbury, 18974 Leslie St, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0, Canada

About the Event

Beginning in 1831, the Children of Peace welcomed people to a celebration on the first Friday in September. They lit all of the candles in the Temple and held a concert and alms giving service. Join us for Illumination: An Evening of Music, the 192nd installment of this time-honoured tradition at the Sharon Temple on Friday, September 6th, 2024.

Enjoy an outdoor concert by Glenn Marais, an old-fashioned pig roast dinner on the grounds, and an extraordinary musical experience inside the Temple as it is illuminated by Vivace, a talented group of six singers from York Region who perform a wide variety of styles, including jazz, pop and traditional folk arrangements.

Program:

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Glenn Marais in Concert outside the Sharon Temple, on the EG Bandshell

Old Fashioned Pig Roast Dinner: Roast pork sandwich or grilled portabella mushroom sandwich with sides (baked beans & coleslaw). There will be beer, cider, wine & coolers, as well as pop & water for sale.

7:30PM: Doors open to Temple for Illumination. Temple Concert ticketholders may proceed inside.

8:00 – 9:30 PM: Concert in Temple & streamed onto screen on the grounds. All Outdoor Concert ticketholders are welcome to watch from the grounds.

9:30 PM Illumination cake and cider served on the grounds.

All guests remaining after the Temple concert, regardless of their ticket, are welcome to enjoy Illumination apple cake and cider served on the grounds.

Ticket Options:

Tickets can be purchased here. All guests remaining after the Temple Concert, regardless of their ticket, are welcome to enjoy Illumination apple cake and cider served on the grounds.

Outdoor Concert Ticket: $10

For this ticket, guests are welcome on the Sharon Temple grounds to enjoy Glenn Marais in Concert, performing om the East Gwillimbury Bandshell. This performance will be between 5:00 – 7:00pm. Outdoor Concert ticketholders may not watch the Temple Concert inside the Sharon Temple, but they can watch the Temple Concert as it is streamed to a screen outside the Sharon Temple. They can also enjoy the sight of the Temple illuminated from outdoors. It is suggested that Outdoor Concert ticketholders bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets for the evening.

Click HERE to purchase an Outdoor Concert Ticket. 

Dinner Ticket: $20

These tickets are limited. They will only be sold while supplies last. This ticket offers an old-fashioned pig roast dinner. Guests can enjoy either a roast pork sandwich or a grilled portabella mushroom sandwich with sides (baked beans and coleslaw).

Drinks will be sold separately. There will be beer, cider, wine & coolers, as well as pop & water for sale.

Click HERE to purchase a Dinner Ticket. 

Temple Concert Ticket: $35

This ticket includes access to the Sharon Temple grounds to enjoy Glenn Marais in Concert and a seat inside the Sharon Temple for an extraordinary musical experience inside the Sharon Temple as it is illuminated. Vivace will perform from 8:00 – 9:30pm. Doors will open at 7:30pm. The Temple Concert will also be streamed onto a screen on the grounds.

Vivace is a talented group of six singers from York Region who perform a wide variety of styles, including jazz, pop and traditional folk arrangements. 

Enjoy their stunning voices and their soaring, beautiful harmonies in the historic Sharon Temple!

Performing: Ashley Ackerboom, Stephanie Anderson, Kristina Bergeron, Kara Prost, Jenn Reitzel, Katie Tanton, accompanied by Marney Curran.

Click here to purchase a Temple Concert Ticket. 

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